Other common definitions for yoga are “To yoke, harness, or connect mind, body and spirit to allow you achieve your desired goal”

The goal of a yoga practice is” to still the fluctuations of the mind “– Patanjali.  (Pronounced Pa tan Ja li)

Yoga has its roots in india with defining text which summaries many of the earliest writings regarding yoga and its practices being “The Yogasutras of Patanjali”.   This book is the primary work of yoga philosophy and summarizes practices dating back to prehistory.